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The Pfister®Hotel is delighted to announce the return of its afternoon tea beginning this holiday season. Now through Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, guests can experience The Pfister’s Victorian heritage with traditional afternoon tea in Blu, located on the 23rd floor of the hotel.

The Pfister Hotel will bring back its signature blend, Pfister 1893, which was exclusively crafted in 2013 in conjunction with Milwaukee-based Rishi Tea. Pfister 1893 features a blend of jasmine and wild rose scented white teas infused with rejuvenating peppermint and calming lavender.

This season’s featured teas consist of 12 varieties, including but not limited to Cinnamon Plum, Tangerine Ginger, Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Chai. Depending on the package selected, afternoon tea is served with an assortment of fresh scones, cheeses, sandwiches and pastries.

“Afternoon Tea nicely complements our traditional offerings and further enhances the guest experience,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is quickly approaching and afternoon tea is the perfect occasion for guests to relax and treat themselves to The Pfister’s premier service and stunning views of the Milwaukee skyline. Our tea service extends throughout the winter months to keep guests warm until spring returns.”

To provide for a more personalized experience, The Pfister offers a Tea Butler who attends to every detail of service – providing information on each tea’s origin, blending options, and food and flavor pairing suggestions. The Tea Butlers use an all-silver service and individual brewing units for each style of tea to ensure that tea varieties are brewed to the correct temperature.

Afternoon tea is held Friday to Sunday from Nov. 1, 2014 through Mar. 29, 2015. Seatings are available at 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Reservations can be made online at or over the phone at 414.935.5942. More information can be found at

Private bookings are also available for groups of 12 to 30 people. To book, contact Kerry Doyne at 414.298.3147 or email her at

About The Pfister Hotel

Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for more than a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style; 2013 marked the hotel’s 120th year as an icon in Milwaukee. The Pfister Hotel was purchased in 1962 by Ben Marcus, who vowed to renovate the distinguished hotel to its original beauty. Significant renovations were completed and a new 23-story guest room tower was built. In fall 2012, The Marcus Corporation celebrated its 50th year of ownership of the property.

Home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, The Pfister is a AAA Four-Diamond property with membership in two of the industry’s leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. More information and updates on the hotel can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Pfister Hotel's traditional afternoon tea includes an elegant display and delicious bite-sized treats

The Pfister Hotel’s traditional afternoon tea includes an elegant display and delicious bite-sized treats

June 2022